Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Thread-Safe ACIS

Spatial announced today the release of the Thread-Safe ACIS Modeler.

To sum up why this is so exciting, developers can now use ACIS to take full advantage of multi-core hardware. The modeling operations show near linear scaling. This not only means potential for performance gains on current hardware (once this release of ACIS gets implemented into your solid modeling software), but also allows for growth of future hardware upgrades.

And if we know anything about the consistency of the industry, this announcement means that Parasolid is not far behind.

Monday, September 29, 2008

Engineering Positioning Statement

"No profession unleashes the spirit of innovation like engineering. From research to real-world applications, engineers constantly discover how to improve our lives by creating bold new solutions that connect science to life in unexpected, forward-thinking ways. Few professions turn so many ideas into so many realities. Few have such a direct and positive effect on people's everyday lives. We are counting on engineers and their imaginations to help us meet the needs of the 21st century."

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NAE's Committee on Public Understanding of Engineering Messages